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Owen Devol Cox

Biography of Owen DeVol Cox

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Cox
  • First Name: Owen
  • Middle Name: DeVol
  • Date of Birth: March , 20 , 1910
  • Place of Birth (POB): Joplin , Missouri (US-MO, MO, 29, Mo.)
  • Date of Death: July , 21 , 1990
  • Place of Death (POD): Corpus Christi , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Owen DeVol Cox Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 10/07/1970
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 84 Stat. 294
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/07/1970
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 11/25/1970
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 11/25/1970
  • Commission Date: 12/01/1970
  • Retirement from Active Service: 03/20/1981
  • Date of Termination: 07/21/1990
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Owen DeVol Cox in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Kansas
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1931

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Kansas School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1932

Owen DeVol Cox Career Path


  • Private practice, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1934-1942, 1947-1970
  • Assistant city attorney, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942
  • Assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1942
  • City attorney, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1943-1944, 1945-1946
  • U.S. Army, 1944-1945


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